ENG Vs PAK series won’t air in Pakistan as Indian company holds rights: Minister
Pakistan federal minister for information Fawad Chaudhry revealed on Tuesday that Pakistan television will be unable to broadcast the upcoming six white-ball matches between England and Pakistan as Indian companies are hold broadcasting rights in South Asia
Pakistan is scheduled to play three ODIs and as many T20Is against England in July 2021. According to Chaudhry, business with Indian companies will be conducted only after the Government of India revokes the decision taken on August 5, 2019.
It may be recalled here that India on the aforementioned date had revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and passed legislation to split it into two Union Territories. “Indian companies hold the rights to broadcast [matches] in South Asia …. and we cannot conduct business with any Indian company,” Chaudhry was quoted as saying by Geo News.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and PTV will indeed face considerable losses as a result of this, the information minister added.
Pakistan’s first ODI against England begins on July 8 in Cardiff. The T20I series will commence from July 16 in Nottingham.